Pets and Fireworks Don't Mix

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, July 4, 2008

That’s because fireworks and pets don’t mix. Frightened dogs are known to run away from home to escape the noise. 

Hector Cazares is the city’s Animal Care Services manager. He expects to see a lot more stray dogs this weekend.   

"They will double what our normal intake is. And what also increases is the number of animals hit by cars. It can be very tragic so it’s imperative that people take these preventative measures."  

…measures such as keeping pets indoors with the curtains and windows closed. And if you’re leaving them home alone…you can turn on the radio or TV to cover up the sounds of fireworks outside. 

Cazares says you should also make sure your pet has an I-D collar on.